Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Mrs Bunty Somes

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Mrs Bunty Somes (S4x40) 4C set Sue Petyt

1-2 First and second couples join hands on the sides and set to their partners
3-4 First and second couples cross over giving right hand. Finish on the sides, first couple facing down, second couple facing up
5-6 First and second couple set to each other (no hands joined)
7-8 First and second men change places on the side giving left hands WHILE first and second ladies change places on the side giving left hands
(First man omit the polite turn)
9-10 First couple dance right hands across half way round with third couple
11-14 First couple dance left hands across all the way round with fourth couple
15-16 First couple dance right hands across half way round with third couple
17-24 Second, first and third couples dance reel of three on the sides, first couple give left shoulder to second couple to begin
25-30 First couple give right hands, lead down, cross below fourth couple, cast and dance up to second place, WHILE Second couple give right hands, lead down, cross below third couple, cast and dance up to first place
31-32 All (2 1 3 4) join hands on the side and set
33-36 First couple give right hands, cross down between third and fourth couple to finish in fourth couple's place. (Third and fourth couples step up on bars 35-36)
37-40 First couple dance half a figure of eight round fourth couple
Repeat from new positions

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue Petyt, 1995)


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Dance Information

Mrs Bunty Somes was a well loved, much treasured, long standing member of Scunthorpe Scottish Country Dance Club.

Dance Information by the deviser, Sue Petyt.

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